Mets Season in Review: Neil Walker
Projected Role in 2017
Coming off of a lumbar microdiscectomy, Walker is projected to be healthy for spring training.
Obviously penciled in as the starting 2nd baseman, we could see Walker in a variety of slots in the batting order.
Personally, I believe he would be best utilized in the 2 hole for the sheer reason of being able to get on base and having La Potencia bat behind him. If Walker could continue his success from last year, and stay healthy, it should be a very strong offensive season from him.
As for defense, the Mets ranked as the 7th best fielding team at that position (.987 percent) Walker’s fielding percentage was just a tad off of that (.986 percent) for the entire season with 7 errors committed (tying last season through 146 games at 2nd).
Never hitting 10 errors throughout a season, Walker is a breath of fresh air defensively at that position.